Little Rayan who accidentally fell into a well in northern Morocco died despite the relentless efforts of rescuers deployed for five days to extract this five-year-old child whose fate has moved the whole kingdom and far beyond.
Rescuers will have done their best for 5 days and 24 hours a day. Immense efforts and titanic work with in particular a volunteer: Ali Sahraoui, a fifties who dug the earth with his hands during the rescue operation, became for a time the “hero” of social networks. He is the father of 4 children. He came from the south of the country to dig with his hands for 20 hours without stopping. Dressed in a blue sweater, he was provided with a simple scarf to face the dust.
Ali Sahraoui is the symbol of an unfailing mobilization which came to a dramatic end. Little Rayan’s funeral is scheduled for the next few hours.